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Are you a Veteran who has been arrested?

Richard L. Duquette

Get an Award-Winning Trial Lawyer on Your Side Today! I have a passion for helping veterans, especially if arrested. I work with veterans suffering from PTSD and help them obtain alternatives to custody, specifically through the veterans’ court and PC 1170.9 referrals.

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Veteran court Lawyer California


I have a passion for helping veterans, especially if arrested. I work with veterans suffering from PTSD and help them obtain alternatives to custody, specifically through the veterans’ court and PC 1170.9 referrals.

I also have military legal contacts to assist you with any military prosecution or investigations. My office is conveniently located next to the new Veterans Clinic off Ocean Ranch Blvd & Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside. This location helps me to better serve our Military community.

David Brahms, Esq. (Brigadier General Retired) has endorsed my services to the military community. Please see his and other testimonials here.

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Recent Results for Service Members

In addition to helping service members who have been wounded during their time in uniform, I also represent those who have been charged with crimes, on or off base.

Here are some of the recent case results I've achieved for clients serving in the military:

  • All felonies dismissed in Bar Fight, resulting in a broken jaw. USMC Captain received a misdemeanor with no jail time.- Patrick W. - December 2013

  • All felonies and great bodily injury charges dismissed in bar fight. USMC Staff Sargent received Misdemeanor with no jail time. Investigation tracked down two independent percipient witnesses that supported the client's story. Client also aggressively defended in two week civil suit trial that followed. - Andrew S. - May 2013 and April 2014

  • US Marine avoids jail in cocaine & DUI case. Negotiated plea that allows felony to be dismissed after probation ends. Drug expert proves no sales of cocaine involved. - Ray S.- October 2013

  • Guilty plea to a felony PC 191.5(b) DUI - Homicide. No jail time for US Marine. Insurance policy limits were paid to victim's family - offsetting a potential restitution claim. After 3 years successful probation, plea alowed case to be reduced to a misdemeanor. - Jason R. - August 2012

  • USMC Sargent was charged with breaking two police officer's legs during an arrest. Investigation revealed client did not directly cause the injuries. Investigation of local business surveillance video camera proved our points. Client pleads to a misdemeanor, no jail. Sentencing terms included PC 1170.9 alternatives to custody, including alcohol and mental health counseling due to combat related and diagnosed PTSD, by a medical professional - Luis L. - June 2013

  • Third DUI by a USMC Sargent, with combat exposure, nets her 162 day Scram. No jail. This allowed her to obtain medical treatment at the VA hospital and alcohol treatment. - Dyanne B. - November 2013

Why hire Attorney Richard Duquette?

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I understand the importance of details and of excellent preparation. I thoroughly investigate the details of each of my clients' cases and get to know my clients on a personal level. The more I understand about you and your case, the better I can prepare your case in order to obtain a fair result.

Military veterans can also find an understanding advocate in me for their serious injuries and damages after returning from active duty. Such damages include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other debilitating injuries. I have over four decades of legal experience and am prepared to obtain justice and fair compensation for any type of injury that you have suffered due to another person's negligence.

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Oceanside, CA

Do not wait another minute to learn how the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette can recover the damages that you have suffered. I am committed to each of my clients' cases and will go the extra mile to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. My guarantee is that you will receive exceptional customer service and personal attention from the moment my firm takes your case until its completion.

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Dedicated to the Individual Needs of Each Client

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I take the time to connect with every single one of my clients. You’ll find plenty of lawyers who will take your money and do the bare minimum. But if you are looking for a dedicated advocate, look no further.

Awards & Recognition

“Got into a bicycle vs car mishap resulting in a few nights in the ICU thus hospital bills were mounting in the low 6 figures. Shopped around for legal guidance which led me to attorney and fellow cyclist Richard Duquette who came highly recommended in the San Diego cycling community. The cohesive team worked hard on my behalf and Duquette's generational experience helped navigate and apply pressure to the appropriate parties when necessary. Was able to get the maximum recovery so I could recover without the added stress of paying hospital bills over the next decade. Would highly recommend.”

- Byron

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